Clarence Ma

Clarence Ma

Director, filmmaker and producer in Los Angeles, California

About Clarence

Clarence Ma (Director/Writer/Producer) was born on September 18, 1984 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Growing up in a conservative Chinese family, Clarence was expected to pursue a practical career such as a Doctor, Engineer, or Accountant, but since the age of 8, he dreamt of becoming a filmmaker. Clarence received a BBA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and worked for two years at Central Pacific Bank as a Financial Analyst in Investments. Clarence got the opportunity to chase his dreams of filmmaking in 2010 as he started the Film & Television Production Graduate program at Loyola Marymount University, leaving everything behind. Finally getting to entrench himself in his passion. So far he has directed 10 short/new media/music video projects and produced over 25 various projects.


Name: Clarence Ma

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Director, Filmmaker, Producer and Screenwriter

Credits

  • The Traveling Traveler

    The Traveling Traveler (2014)
    Television (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Director

  • Hedda Gabler

    Hedda Gabler (2014)
    Film by Mikael Kreuzriegler (Drama, Romance and Thriller) Producer The beautiful and sophisticated Hedda Gabler has found a comfortable but mundane arrangement with her life - a successful, compliant husband, a large house, and an affiliation with the upper crust of society - when suddenly, after years of absence, a wild and tempestuous ex-lover reappears on her doorstep, threatening to destroy her new life. Written by Anonymous

  • Into the Gray

    Into the Gray (2014)
    Film (short) by Anthony Berenato Jr. (Drama, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Producer After haunting visions of forgotten memories and a quandary of self, Stiller must determine if an apocalyptic world is worth saving again.

  • A Day of Havoc

    A Day of Havoc (2014)
    Film (short) by Clarence Ma (Animation, Comedy, Drama and Fantasy) Producer, Director, Writer, Editor, Visual effects A DAY OF HAVOC is a Drama/Comedy short film that combines live-action and animation to tell the story about a guy with a strong passion to follow his dreams and to prove himself to his father. In this case, Havoc dreams of becoming a Super Villain and lives under the shadow of his preeminent Super Villain father, Doom. Taking place in a fantastic world where Superheroes and Super Villains live among us and are both treated as Celebrities with fans around the world, Havoc has the opportunity to show everyone what he can do as a villain by taking part in Mark Stewart's 'Day in the Life of' news segment. In his quest to prove his villainy, Havoc must confront his father for the first time in his life to legitimize himself as a Villain and as his son. Playing on the stereotypical Asian antagonist roles still commonly found in our films today, A DAY OF HAVOC comments on the difficulty for further advancement of emerging artists of color and/or gender to have a place at the table, without ... Written by Clarence Ma

  • Fight Like a Lady

    Fight Like a Lady (2014)
    Film by Mindy McKoin (Documentary, Biography and Drama) Producer, Editor After staying back in Louisiana to take care of her mother while she battles with breast cancer, filmmaker, Mindy McKoin undertakes the world of breast cancer by showing what women go through during that time. Mindy wanted to know if other women felt as lost and misguided as they felt? Written by Anonymous

  • Detective Professor Chiklis, MD

    Detective Professor Chiklis, MD (2013)
    Television (Comedy and Crime) Director

  • Playing It Straight

    Playing It Straight (2013)
    Film (short) by Michael Kenney (Comedy) Casting director Patrick,the man with everything, risks losing it all after a drunken boy's night out before his wedding day. Faced with the aftermath, it is up to him to remove all obstacles to achieve his ultimate goal: acceptance.

  • Confidence Man

    Confidence Man (2013)
    Film (short) by Devin Wilson (Crime and Drama) Producer A washed up con artist attempts to reconnect with his deceased mother, while attempting to locate the riches from her final con. This draws in his reluctant father and estranged wife over a battle against time for second chances and unfulfilled dreams. Written by Anonymous

  • The Gods of Garbage

    The Gods of Garbage (2013)
    Film by Mikael Kreuzriegler (Drama, Musical and Romance) Producer Stranded on a garbage dump - of all places - for their first date, two lonely souls are forced to risk everything to find true intimacy and companionship.

  • Heavy Metal Mayhem

    Heavy Metal Mayhem (2013)
    Film (short) by Peter Sebastian (Comedy and Horror) Producer The heavy metal band Sidewinder is about to split up when their touring van breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Threatened by genuine devil worshipers they have to work together or miss out on the gig of a lifetime.

  • The Braided Woods

    The Braided Woods (2012)
    Film (short) by Anthony Berenato Jr. (Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi) Producer A dispirited man revisits an old cabin that holds the dark memory of a past love.

  • Don't Hold Your Breath

    Don't Hold Your Breath (2012)
    Film (short) by Clarence Ma (Comedy and Sport) Producer, Director, Writer, Editor Victory is only one breath away.

  • Fall Memories

    Fall Memories (2012)
    Film (short) by Clarence Ma (Drama and Family) Producer, Director, Writer, Editor Haunted by his shattered childhood memories, a young man is convinced by his father to give his dying grandmother another chance to reconcile their broken relationship.

  • Dream On

    Dream On (2011)
    Film (short) by Clarence Ma (Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Producer, Director, Writer, Editor A young man struggling with Agoraphobia must face his fears when he witnesses the girl of his dreams being attacked outside his window.

  • Shark

    Shark (2011)
    Film (short) by Venkat Krishnan (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Producer, Camera and Electrical Department Three diamond heist thieves, Lester, Lydia and Vincent, come to the motel to split the stolen diamonds with master criminal Willie, who planned the heist. Upon reaching the motel, Lester finds out that one of the diamonds is missing. He accuses Vincent but Vincent denies that he knows nothing about the missing diamond. Lester ties him in a chair and tapes his mouth. He searches Vincent and goes to search Vincent's car. He threatens Vincent, as he couldn't find the diamond anywhere. Lydia also searches Vincent and finds the missing diamond on his shoe. She gives it to Lester. When Willie comes to the motel, he sees Vincent dead and Lydia tied on the floor. Lydia tells Willie that Lester killed Vincent, tied her, took the diamonds and left. Willie decides to use the restroom and discovers that Lydia lied to him. Written by Anonymous

  • Remission of Sins

    Remission of Sins (2011)
    Film (short) by Venkat Krishnan (Drama and Family) Camera and Electrical Department When a kidnapped child has the opportunity to control her captors, what will she do?

Education

  • Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
    (2010-2014)

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